Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible groups.
In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres.
It's being given to:
- people aged 16 and over
- people at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- people who live or work in care homes
- health and social care workers
- people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- people with a learning disability
- people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
Find out more about who is eligible to have a COVID-19 vaccine
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You may have seen in the media that we will soon be offering a third dose covid vaccination to anyone over the age of 12 who was severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second dose.
This includes the following people:
- being treated for acute or chronic leukaemia at the time of vaccination
- with advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Aids
- who have had a stem-cell transplant in the past two years
- who have had therapy for a solid-organ transplant in the six months before vaccination
- who have had immunosuppressive chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the six months before vaccination
- who have had high doses of corticosteroids in the month before vaccination
Please be aware that those eligible for a third dose will be contacted as soon as possible, to discuss their needs and arrange an appointment for a third dose. These patients will not need to contact the practice.
It is also recommended that individuals are reminded that household contacts of those who are immunosuppressed are advised to be vaccinated. Individuals aged 17 ¾ and over can book via the National Booking System and children aged 12 and over should contact the practice.